Feather Falls Fireworks Lead Promotions

Marysville, Ca.

The Marysville Gold Sox and Yuba City Bears have wrapped up the 2017 season with the Great West League. Just over fifty thousand fans walked through the gates at Colusa Casino Stadium to watch their favorite teams play this year. “This was a great start” says VP/GM Michael Mink, “we had two teams; our home-town favorite Gold Sox and their new rival, Yuba City Bears. Our fans were great this year and showed a tremendous amount of support for their teams.”

Of the sixty games played, the Feather Falls Fireworks Nights were by far the fan favorites for each team. Around fifteen thousand fans crowded to watch the teams play over six nights. These nights included some Twin Cities Rivalry games where the Marysville Gold Sox faced off with the Yuba City Bears.

The Twin Cities Rivalry games between the Gold Sox and Bears were the second most attended games this season. Just under seven thousand fans piled through the gates during these eight, non-fireworks games. “The Twin Cities Rivalry was very strong for such a late start for the Bears program,” says Mink, “the fans love it and we’re looking forward to bringing them back even bigger next season.” The Gold Sox won the Rivalry Series 8-4.

Our two Opening Nights (courtesy of Colusa Casino Stadium) drew in over two thousand seven hundred fans at the beginning of the season. Colusa Casino provided exclusive giveaway prizes for each of these nights. “This was a great way to get fans pumped up about the season,” says Mink, “we had great fan giveaways and great baseball.”

Faith Night, hosted by the Marysville Gold Sox, was the most successful non-fireworks, Twin Cities Rivalry game against the Yuba City Bears. Two thousand three hundred and five fans packed into Colusa Casino Stadium to enjoy baseball while celebrating many different faiths.

“We’re looking forward to another great season next year for both teams,” says Mink, “Our fans loved the Feather Falls Fireworks Nights so we’re planning to go above and beyond for them next season with our fireworks celebrations.”

On August 4 Rikki Shaffer , Chief Executive Officer, for the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce presented members of the yuba feather  8 23 17Left to right. Rikki Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce; Freja Nelson YFCS Director and her two daughters; Kim Hawthorne co-sponsor for the Brownsville Farmers Market; Buck Weckman, Gary Hawthorne co-sponsor of the Brownsville Farmers Market, Randy Fletcher and Colene Weckman YFCS Director.Yuba Feather Community Services Board of Directors Freja Nelson and Colene Weckman with the July Community Chest contest award. The contest is conducted every month and approved non-profit organizations can participate. Contestants vote every day for the $500.00 award. The contestant with the most votes at the end of the month is the winner. Yuba Feather Community Services came in with the most votes at 3,305, just fifteen votes ahead of the next contestant. Yuba Feather Community Services manages the Park, Baseball Fields, and Community Center on Ponderosa Way in Brownsville. Their programs are all supported by donations and volunteer work. This award brought in additional funds since a Brownsville resident donated matching funds making the total award $1,000.00.

Yuba Feather Community Services is especially grateful to the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce for providing this opportunity and to Fletcher and Associates of Marysville for donating the $5,000.00 funding for this year long contest. The members present at the award expressed their appreciation to Randy Fletcher who is also their Fifth District Yuba County Supervisor.


Featuring Bogg, Gay Galvin and Scott Urquhart Now You Must Acquire A Taste... for Free Form Jazz!Free Jazz Concert   Bogg  8 23 17

Marysville, Ca.

Live jazz music is headed for Yuba Sutter Arts’ Burrows Theater in downtown Marysville on Saturday September 9th. So what is “free jazz” anyway? Is it like Concerts in the Park and “Free” to the public? Well, not exactly. Rather it’s an approach to jazz music that was first developed in the 1950s and 60s as musicians attempted to break new ground. It’s pretty much an “anything goes” approach with free jazz musicians creating a progressive musical language which draws on earlier styles of jazz such as Dixieland and African music. One thing is for certain...free jazz is fun and never the same offering the concert goer a unique listening experience each and every time.

This event, featuring three jazz acts, is being produced by Caitlyn Warwick. Caitlyn is a graduate of Marysville High School and is currently a Music Major at Yuba College. She has performed a wide spectrum of musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, and ska. In addition to cello and bass, Caitlyn also plays tenor saxophone with the Nevada County Concert Band and Ants in my Eyes Johnson, a ska-punk band based in Chico.

“I have one goal in mind. I want to produce concerts that have something for everyone’s taste,” said Caitlyn. “After I attended a North State Symphony concert in Chico that featured the group Bogg, I knew I needed to bring them to Marysville!,” she added.

Bogg, hailing from Chico and headlining the show, started like most bands—in a garage—with the goal of providing the musicians in the band an outlet to explore improvisational music. Originally inspired by bands such as The Bad Plus and Robert Glasper, Bogg took to writing new music as well as performing unique covers of pop hits. For fans both new and old, the group just released a new EP called The Good Fight.

Performing alongside Bogg is Yuba-Sutter’s own Gay Galvin. Gay relocated to the Yuba-Sutter area from Ohio about a year and a half ago. She has a Master’s degree in Piano Performance in Jazz and teaches classical/Suzuki piano and jazz/improv in her studio in Marysville. She has played for many musicals, in big bands, and even in some rock bands, but her heart belongs to jazz. In Ohio, Gay led her own jazz trio, something she hopes to reestablish in this area!

To open the show, Caitlyn invited her friend and solo bassist, Scott Urquhart, formerly a part of Isaac Bear from Sacramento. Scott has been playing bass for 13 years incorporating slapping, tapping, and harmonics into his playing to create a full sound. He also will be hitting the studio for the first time this year for Pus Cavern Records.

The show will take place on September 9th at Burrows Theater located at 630 E Street in Marysville. Doors will open at 7 pm, and the show will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $15 for Students/Seniors/Military and $20 for Adults. Beverages, including wine, will be sold. Please call (530) 742-ARTS or go to YubaSutterArts.org for assistance with any questions regarding this event.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 Sponsored by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Released three times through DSC1486 edited resizedThree Times Through playing at past event- photo by Dick Mooney

Imagine a warm fall evening filled with the lilting sound of a hammered dulcimer; the aroma of enticing hors d'oeuvres and desserts and the rich, velvety taste of an aged red wine, as you stroll through beautiful nursery grounds. The seventh annual, “Where the Wild Things Are - Garden Party” for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will be held at Prospector’s Nursery in Nevada City on September 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Join the volunteers from Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for one of the nicest evenings of the year!

The local band, Three Times Through, with their lively toe-tapping instrumentals, will play throughout the evening. Featured instruments include the hammered dulcimer, harp, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, bouzouki and guitar in their tradition-based music of Ireland, Scotland, and America.

Lucchesi Winery will be pouring several of their award winning wines accompanied by delicious complimentary Italian-themed hors d'oeuvres and luscious desserts. A raffle and silent auction will feature entertainment tickets, a weekend’s stay near Lake Tahoe, wildlife themed art, nature appreciation baskets, Disneyland tickets and much more.

skye3 cr  8 23 17Red-tailed Hawk, Skye photo by Ann WestlingWildlife Rehabilitation and Release's Wildlife Ambassadors including a Great Horned Owl, a Western Screech-Owl, an American Crow, Red-tailed Hawk, a Barn Owl and a Kingsnake, will circulate throughout the evening. These spectacular birds and snake travel to various events, capturing the hearts of all who meet them with their natural beauty, calm demeanor and educational messages.

Advance tickets are $40 for one or $75 for two (or $45/$80 at the door) and include a goodie bag filled with a complimentary wine glass, drink ticket, raffle ticket, and other surprises. Advance tickets can be purchased at Lucchesi Winery, Prospector Nursery, WR&R Intake Center (until the end of August) and online via PayPal or purchased the night of the event. (All PayPal purchases must be by September 5th.)

The money raised at this event provides for the needs of orphaned and injured native wildlife and their release back into the wild.

For Information: Wildlife Intake Center until Aug 31 (530-477-5774); or WRR’s website: http://www.cawildlife911.orgkajika 1  8 23 17Western Screech Owl, photo by Ann Westling



The 68th annual St. Joseph’s Parish Fall Festival is set for Sunday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the former Notre Dame School yard, 7th and C Streets in Marysville.

The festival will include food booths, music, and children's games. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, call (530) 742-6461.

Yuba City, CA

We are a local community recreational RV club that is looking for more RV or campers wanting to enjoy the opportunities and events as a group. We are not sponsored by any commercial or religious organization.

We are the Yuba Buttes RV club. Our club is over 30 years old and we currently have 30 couples and/or single campers who gather to arrange campouts at local interesting campsites within approximately 100 miles. All types of RV’s are welcome.

Our campouts usually are three to four days at a time, once a month. We gather to see the local sites and dine at both campsite activities and local restaurants when available.

The facilities we use usually have full or partial hook ups and are at group rates.

If you are interested in joining us, please call or visit us at our monthly meeting. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Green Mobile Home Park, 1155 Pease Rd. Yuba City.

Upcoming outings will be (1) August 18 - 22, 2017 at Pioneer RV Park, Quincy, CA. (2) Sept. 7 - 11, 2017 at McCloud R V Park, McCloud, CA. (3) Oct. 20 - 23, 2017 at JGW R V Park, Redding, CA. (4) Nov. 16 - 19, 2017 Colusa Fair Grounds (Thanksgiving Celebration).

For information call Judith at 530 674-8764 or come to our next meeting.



Available to Foothill Residents

Camptonville Community Partnership (CCP) is happy to announce that we have partnered again with the Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council to offer a FREE Defensible Space clearance program for Foothill residents. The program is designed to help low income, elderly, or disabled homeowners achieve defensible space around their homes, at no cost to the homeowner. The program includes a cleanup of brush and woody fuels to reduce fire danger immediately around the home and make your home easier for fire fighters to defend. If you think you or someone you know qualifies in any of those categories and wants to get their property cleaned up for this crazy fire season, call the Camptonville Resource Center for more information on this great program: 288-9355. You can also find the info and an application online at www.yubafiresafe.org. The program is available now through Oct 31st, and is first come, first serve. So call today and get yourself Fire Safe!

Buck Weckman is a 36 year resident of Yuba County. He formed Yuba County FACT (Families against Cannabis Trafficking)Pot farm rackerby316485 Vierra Road, Rackerby and the Political Action Committee, Stop Commercial Pot. He had 33 years of fire Experience with Cal Fire including thirteen years as the Yuba County foothill area Battalion Chief.


On February 9TH of 2016 the Yuba County Board of Supervisors unanimously declared a State of Emergency due to the extended drought and related tree mortality. According to Yuba County documents the State of Emergency was justified because “tree mortality is damaging the county’s watershed, roads and structures to a point that exceeds the county’s functional capability”. Fifth District Supervisor, Randy Fletcher said: “it’s crucial the county aggressively address the problem to mitigate public safety risk and property damage”.

On August 8th 2017 I presented a draft State of Emergency Resolution to the Board of Supervisors due to the impact of the illegal marijuana grower invasion into Yuba County. A copy of a revised and updated version of that Resolution can be seen on the Stop Commercial Pot, Face Book Site. The justification for this State of emergency far exceeds the danger of “tree mortality”; in fact it could be called a Design for Disaster.

Certainly part of the justification for the State of Emergency is the criminals, home invasion robberies and murders that follow the marijuana industry. We were reminded of this fact recently with the shooting of two of our Sheriff’s Officers in Oregon House. There are also well known environmental damages associated with the so-called “farmers” that hide their activities behind Gates, Dogs and Guns.

Currently there exists an even more urgent danger to the public; the risk and high potential of a devastating wild land fire emanating from these illegal marijuana operations. A good number of illegal grows are conducted by out of County, out of State or out of Country invaders who care little about Yuba County. It is clear that these illegal growers are causing more and more fires. Did you know that the revised Cal Fire reporting system may include a new category of fire causes related to marijuana activities?

We know there are thousands of illegal grows, all a fire potential, in Yuba County. Taking a Yuba County representative area of Vierra Road in Rackerby, Google Earth reveled thirty three substantial (50 or more plants) marijuana grows in four miles. These grows included 25 green house, associated structures and thousands of plants. Frustrated by the Gates, Dogs and Guns our County and State Inspectors generally cannot inspect for building, electrical, equipment and fire safety violations. One specific grow was behind a big iron gate, a mile of dirt road, contained over 100 outdoor plants, a large green house and what appeared to be a modular home. The property was sold to a Sunnyvale resident in 2013 and no building permits have been issued for fourteen years.

This specific area and many others in Yuba County present an immediate fire risk danger to our small communities. There is no doubt that a fire originating on Vierra Road, due to the southern exposure, prevailing southwest winds and upslope topography could be knocking on the door of Brownsville in just a few hours.

I was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Fifth District Supervisor, County Sheriff and County District Attorney in our efforts to defeat pro-marijuana Measures A and B and E. However, in this case, I do not agree with their statements that the Yuba Foothills are a safe place. Foothill resident safety includes more factors than just the crime rate; it includes safe drinking water, a bully free community and fear of a large fire burning up entire communities.

I hope all Yuba County Leaders will support the State of Emergency and give us another tool for obtaining outside help, including the Federal Government.

cutline 16485 Vierra Road, Rackerby, Owners Mark and Jeanette Baker Sunnyvale, Ca.

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Sutter Arts recently announced the latest chapter in its “Portraits of Veterans” photography project which it began earlier this year. Thanks to a generous grant from the California Arts Council, professional photographers will once again help Veterans in the process of creating high quality photographic portraits. The photographers will work with small groups of Veterans and enable them to make photographs of each other within a basic studio environment. The goal is to photograph 200-300 Veterans in the next eight to ten weeks and display them before, during and after Veterans Day.

A number of convenient “pop up” photography studio locations have already been scheduled throughout the community. Additional locations will be added on an “as needed” basis. This project is open to all Veterans in Sutter and Yuba Counties at no cost. Just stop by any of these locations for additional information, contact David Read at 530-749-8065 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Photography Studio Dates and Locations

Veterans Stand Down Beckwourth Riverfront Park - Marysville

Thursday and Friday, August 24 & 25 9am - 3pm


Sutter County Museum - Yuba City

Saturday, September 9 1 - 4pm


Veterans Affairs Office - Yuba City

Wednesday, September 13 Noon - 3pm


Sutter County Library - Yuba City

Thursday, September 21 1 - 4pm


Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce - Marysville

Tuesday, September 26 10am - 2pm


Wheatland High School - Wheatland

Thursday, October 12 5 - 8pm


Museum of the Forgotten Warriors - Linda

Saturday, October 14 10am - 2pm


Broadway Lounge Community Room - Live Oak

Wednesday, October 18 Noon - 4pm


The hope is that during the process of meeting, learning and collaborating, Veterans will experience positive reinforcement of their service and enjoy creating an intimate, lasting work of art with the help and support of fellow Veterans. This is another way for Veterans to convey their stories and for the community to honor their service in a unique and creative way.

Stand Down 2017 will be held August 24, 25 and 26, 2017 at Marysville’s River Front Park. During the three day event, hundreds of veterans will be provided a wide range of necessities.standown  8 23 17Stand Down's philosphy is a hand up, not a hand out. The hand up is made possible each year by the dedication of thousands of volunteers and numerous sponsors.

  • *They will be greeted with respect and open arms

*They will be offered three complete meals each day and shelter for the night.


Their immediate physical needs will be addressed.

*A visit to the clothing tent






There are the many other services:

*The VA and EDD


*Veterans benefits

*Employment and job counseling services

*Massage therapy

*Recovery providers

*Chaplains services

*12-step meetings for everyone


Stand Down is a place of miracles. Lives are changed and lives are saved. The founders of Stand Down had a dream. They made it a reality, one which continues to offer a true stand down for all homeless veterans.


Search and Rescue Seeking Donationsyssherrifposse 8 23 17Featured in photo: Past Captain Dennis Bell and Ric Teagarden holding backpack

On Saturday, September 2, members of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Posse will be at four locations in the Yuba Sutter area asking for your financial support. The need to replace old search radios and emergency equipment is great and very expensive. The total cost to replace the old equipment is $28,000. The goal for this one-day event is $5,000, and community support would be very much appreciated.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Posse is a volunteer group of service oriented individuals dedicated to providing vital emergency search and rescue service to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, our local community, and the State of California under mutual aid agreement with the Office of Emergency Services. The Posse is a 501c4 volunteer organization chartered in 1964.

Please stop by any one of the four locations and say hello, ask questions, and /or make a donation. You never know when you or one of your family members might need our services.

Posse members will be at the locations listed below from 8:00AM – 5:00PM on Saturday, September 2.

· Sam’s Club in Yuba City

· Save Mart Supermarket in Marysville

· Walmart in Linda

· Browns Valley 76 Station in Browns Valley

You may also mail your donation to: Yuba County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, PO Box 1184, Marysville, CA 95901. (All donations are tax deductible: Federal Tax ID: 23-7386344)

Chef Joel Douglas will prepare the annual Mexican Dinner Saturday August 26th at the Alcouffe Community Center in Oregon House. Doors will open at 5:00 pm for happy hour at the margarita bar with dinner service at 6:00.

Don't miss the tantalizing flavors from south of the border as Joel works his magic preparing a fantastic meal including a condiment bar, salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette, 2 taco combo meal with vegetarian Mexican rice, charro beans and squash. Choice of Chile Carne Colorado - beef brisket marinated in red chili sauce or grilled chicken. Also a vegetarian choice - potato with mushrooms, spinach and onions. Dessert - three milk white cake, with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Complimentary iced tea, water and chips with salsa.

A wild live action will follow the dinner service with items including a cord of oak fire wood, several prize winning artisan wines, much sought after Linda Carter-Holman and Keith Christie paintings, gift certificates from local businesses and many more treasures to bid on.

Dressing up in your best Mexican style attire is always encouraged. Break out those colorful gowns, ponchos and sombreros for a night filled with food, fun and music. This event has limited seating and sells out quickly every year, be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets only $15.00 for adult; $7.50 for children under 13. Purchase tickets at alcouffecenter.org or call 632-6323.

Proceeds benefit the Alcouffe Community Center, 9185 Marysville Rd., Oregon House, California



Marysville, Ca.

On Sunday August 20 at approximately 9:50 a.m. a fire started at Chuck Yeager Road, Beale Air Force Base. The fire burned 867 acres, and was 100% contained by the August 21st. The Unified Command was made up of Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit and Beale Air Force Base.


A 3 axle heavy duty construction vehicle appears to have been a vehicle in poor mechanical condition, as it had no steering and brakes prior to this collision. On 08/19/2017 at approximately 11:05 hours, the deceased a 32 year old male, name pending notification, was moving the vehicle from one spot to another on Kapaka Lane in Camp Far West. The vehicle was originally parked on an elevated portion at this residence. As he started down the steep grade and due to the poor mechanical condition, lack of brakes and steering, he was unable to control the construction vehicle. The vehicle continued down the long steep driveway picking up speed and eventually crossed over Kapaka Lane striking a barbed wire fence. The vehicle continued west in the adjacent private property where it struck a second barbed wire fence. The vehicle went through some trees at this location and eventually overturned in a small pond at this location. The father of the driver and a neighbor attempted to assist the driver and extricate him at the scene, unfortunately, they were unable to rescue him and he succumbed to his injuries. This collision remains under investigation.

The City of Yuba City Public Works Department will be closing the 5th Street Bridge on Sunday August 20th from 5:00 am to 3 pm for maintenance activities, including street repair, guard rail repair and brush/debris removal.

Bridge Street on ramp entrances at Sutter Street and Bridge Street will remain closed during this time. Eastbound Bridge Street traffic will be rerouted onto the 10th Street Bridge turning left on 2nd Street for approximately ¼ mile, then turning left onto the 10th Street Bridge on ramp. In Marysville the on ramp will be closed at Olive Street.

The City of Yuba City is committed to providing the highest quality service; while we expect impacts to be minimal, we thank all residents who travel on the 5th Street Bridge for their cooperation and understanding.


                                                     DUI Doesn't mean just Booze

Yuba City, Ca.

The Yuba City Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, August 25, 2017 at a south central location of the city between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Yuba City Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Yuba City Police Department officers have investigated 180 DUI collisions which have resulted in 85 injuries.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Yuba City Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1


                                        Detour Routes Will Add Up to F20 Minutes of Additional Travel Time


State Highway 191 south of Paradise will close to traffic for the second of three straight weekends for paving work starting this Friday night, Caltrans announced today.

Motorists again will be directed to detour routes to leave Paradise or to drive up to the community, using either Skyway between Chico and Paradise or Pence Road and State Highway 70 between Oroville/Sacramento and Paradise. Drivers should plan ahead and expect up to 20 addiitonal minutes of travel time.

Crews are scheduled to close Highway 191 starting at 11 p.m. Friday, August 18, shuttering the

the segment of roadway from south of Airport Road to about 1.3 miles north of Durham-Pentz Road. The highway will reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, August 21, and operate under 24-hour one-way traffic control on weekdays. Traffic also will be moved permanently onto the new highway alignment after this weekend.

Motorists can expect intermittent one-way traffic control in September as crews start to wrap up construction activity. The work is part of a $29 million project that calls for straightening a 1.8-mile stretch of roadway, widening the shoulders and flattening the slopes along the highway to improve safety for the nearly 6,000 motorists who travel on Highway 191 daily. Over the next decade, traffic on the highway is projected to increase 53 percent to 9,200 vehicles a day.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.


On Monday 8/14/17, search warrants targeting illegal marijuana grows were executed in the Yuba County foothills in a multiagency operation that included Yuba County Sheriff METYU team, Yuba County Code Enforcement, Net-5, and California Fish and Wildlife. Locations searched were in the Dobbins area; 15000 block of Winther Way, 15000 block of Pecan, Wildwood Trail and 13000 block Charlie’s Lane, Dobbins. A large grow operation was located on Pecan Lane and off Wildwood Trail in which approximately 1810 plants were eradicated. Several items used for packaging for sale, as well as chemicals, were also located. There was nobody located at the site during the search. Yuba County Sheriff is actively investigating the operation to identify potential suspects involved with the location. Law Enforcement was originally alerted to the grow during an over flight of the region. In the 13000 block of Charlie’s Lane, agents seized 106 marijuana plants, 5 lbs. of processed marijuana, a set of brass knuckles, and a sophisticated butane honey oil lab capable of producing an estimated pound of Honey Oil at a time. BHO labs are inherently dangerous due to the potential flammability. The area this lab was located in is a very dry wooded area and any instability from the BHO production, could have led to a disastrous fire. Arrested at the Charlie’s Lane site was Tyler Jon Nordland age 29 of Portola, Ca. Nordland is charged with 11358 H&S, 11379.6 H&S, and 21810 PC and is being held in the Yuba County Jail on $500,000 bail.